The Synology 2021 Live Event – 07-12-20

The Synology NAS 2021 Launch Event – December 7th 2020 There are few annual events on the data storage calendar that have the swish and slick appeal of the annual Synology NAS launch event, comparable to an Apple product launch (though of course at appropriate scale) the yearly event of Synology talking to their audience […]

Best Cheap/Budget NAS Drive of the Year

Choosing the Best Cheap NAS Drive of 2020 2020 has been a big, big year for network-attached storage NAS hardware releases. We have seen a vast improvement from all of the current NAS brands in their respective ranges of hardware available to the average NAS buyer. Also, though it is always easy to assume that […]

Black Friday 2020 – NAS Upgrades & Network Accessories

NAS Upgrades and Network Accessory Deals this Black Friday Black Friday 2020 has arrived and with it, a range of discounts and deals from many retailers has begun. However, Black Friday feels a little different this year, what with a lot of stores starting their sales even earlier than normal and the strange choice for […]

Black Friday 2020 – QNAP NAS Deals

Bargains and Deals on QNAP NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A QNAP NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

Black Friday 2020 – Synology NAS Deals

Bargains and Deals on Synology NAS Drives this Black Friday 2020 Yes, it’s back again. Black Friday has come around again and many of us will take the opportunity to take the plunge and investing in some new IT hardware. A Synology NAS was once a rather niche item, however, in 2020 the ability to […]

QNAP TS-451D2 NAS Plex 4K, 1080p and 720p Tests (H.264 & HEVC)

Transcoding 4K Media on the TS-451D2 NAS Plex Media Server Smooth playback of high-end media on a NAS is always something that you cannot really cheap-out on. if you are investing in a new NAS system and are looking for a solution that will last for a good few years alongside your TV/Sound system, then […]

PS5 SSD Expansion Test – NVMe SSD Installation Test

PS5 SSD Expansion Test – What Happens When You Install An NVMe SSD The PlayStation 5 has now been officially launched in the majority of the world and, although the reception has been mostly positive, there is one feature about the device that has drawn early criticism, namely the storage. Despite the fact that the […]

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-h1288X NAS Review – Ground Breaking or Hardware Overkill? Businesses these days have tough choices to make when it comes to where they should store their data and despite the seemingly impressive specifications on the TVS-h1288X, knowing whether it is suitable for your needs is no small decision. For many, it is ‘hot’ data […]

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C Managed 10Gbe Switch Hardware Review

QNAP QSW-M1208-8C 10Gbe Managed Switch Hardware Review The time and money that QNAP has been spending on fleshing out their range of switches is really quite impressive. Whilst not taking the foot off the gas on their range of NAS hardware, they have been really expanding into this area with numerous network solutions (managed, unmanaged […]

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Review – ZFS? 10G? U.2 NVMe? Too Good to be True? Network-attached storage for both home and business provide fewer surprises every year. Whether it is the power of the hardware or the capability of the software, the innovations that continue to roll out of the big brands in NAS make less […]

QNAP QHora-301W AX & 10Gbe Router Review

QNAP QHora-301W Hardware Review – ALOT to live up to! Earlier this year when I first learnt about the release of the QNAP QHora-301W router, I think it would be fair to say that I was impressed. Wi-Fi 6 protocol has already been around commercially for more than a year and I have already reviewed […]

Synology DS1821+ NAS Revealed – Ryzen Powered 8-Bay for 2020/2021

The New Synology DS1821+ NAS Drive for 2020 Good News! The DS1821+ NAS has now been revealed and I am pleased to say that all our guesses about the hardware seem to be true! This information arrives shortly after our reviews of the Synology DS1621xs+ and DS1621+ NAS (released in mid-October 2020), and today want […]

QNAP TS-873AU NAS Hardware Review

Review of the New QNAP TS-873AU Ryzen Powered NAS Drive – Worth your Data? QNAP has been producing rackmount solutions quite early on in their portfolio, arguable earlier than the majority of NAS brand companies (so not counting the SAN or non-software featured SAS boxes that came before of course). Because of this, the brand […]

TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 5-Bay Hardware Review

Is the TerraMaster D5 Affordable Thunderbolt 3 RAID DAS Worth Your Data? Terramaster is a NAS and DAS brand that will often feature here on NASCompares once or twice a month. This is mainly because although they are not at the very, very top of the industry, they always seemingly produce some of the most […]

QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5GbE Switch Hardware Review

Reviewing the Affordable QNAP QSW-1105-5T 2.5Gbe Switch QNAP has really been making aggressive moves into the word of network switches in the last two years. We have seen multiple 10Gbe switches for copper and fibre connectivity arrive on the market from them (managed and unmanaged) that have made the cost of upgrading the hub of […]

Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive Comparison

Comparing the Synology DS920+ vs the QNAP TS-453Be NAS Drive When it comes to NAS devices in 2020, two of the biggest brands that you can invest in with your data are Synology and QNAP. In a short few years, these two network-attached storage brands have largely dominated the field in both the home and […]

How To Protect Your Data from ANYTHING and EVERYTHING

Save yourself from the horror of losing all your data Some of your data is priceless. I know it is a hard fact to consider but from pictures of your child growing up, to those ones from your wedding day or of a lost relative – some data is truly irreplaceable and no amount of […]

QNAP TL-D400S JBOD NAS Expanson 4-Bay Hardware Review

New NAS Expansion for a New Decade – But Is the QNAP TL-D400S Worth Your Data? Expanding a NAS DRIVE is something that most business users that come to depend on their storage system will have to consider at some point. Whether it is because you are saving one today and/or bought small because your […]

QNAP TS-h973AX NAS Desktop NAS with U.2 NVMe, ZFS 3-Tier Storage Revealed

Brand New QNAP TS-h973AX NAS with Triple Tier ZFS Media Support I have said it before and I will say it again, QNAP is the brand that you should look at when it comes to pushing innovation in the NAS industry. They were the first to introduce Thunderbolt NAS, fully-featured HDMI 2.0, DAS like connectivity […]

How to Connect the QNAP QNA-UC5G1T 5Gbe Adapter to a Synology NAS

Make Your Synology NAS 5Gbe Equipped with the QNAP USB-to-5GbE Adapter For those of you who have been considering (or have already purchased) a Synology NAS in the last year or so, one of the things that the brand has never really engaged in heavily is the idea of greater-than-gigabit connectivity at the diskstation level. […]